Chicago Hub and Other Services Affected by Severe Weather

CHICAGO — Severe weather from Chicago to the Pacific Northwest has caused Amtrak rail infrastructure and railcar issues, affecting deployment cycles for equipment and train crews, the railroad said. Several trains to and from Chicago are being canceled in order to prepare to properly re-deploy equipment and crews.

Illinois Service

Lincoln Service Train 305 will be combined with Lincoln Service Train 307 to originate in Chicago on December 23.

Illini Train 393, the afternoon departure from Chicago to Carbondale on December 23, and Saluki Train 390, the morning departure from Carbondale to Chicago on December 24, are both cancelled, with alternate transportation provided by chartered motorcoaches.

Michigan Service

Wolverine Service Train 355, the evening departure from Pontiac-Detroit to Chicago on December 23 is cancelled, with alternate transportation provided by chartered motorcoaches. Blue Water Train 364, the afternoon departure from Chicago to East Lansing-Port Huron on December 23 is cancelled, with alternate transportation provided by chartered motorcoaches.

Lake Shore Limited

Train 48 scheduled to originate in Chicago on December 23 is cancelled. Train 49 scheduled to originate in New York on December 24 is cancelled west of Buffalo.

Empire Builder

Trains 7 & 27 scheduled to originate in Chicago on December 23 will depart behind schedule and operate only as far as St. Paul. No alternate transportation is available.

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant. Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com for schedule information and train status updates.